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Update: Michaels Now Investigating Data Breach at its Stores Nationwide

Consumers still reeling from a massive data breach at Target stores and the theft of financial information from luxury department store Neiman Marcus got more bad news this week: Michaels Stores Inc, the nation’s largest arts-and-crafts retailer, now says that it, too, is investigating fraud on cards used at its outlets across the country.

Credit Unions’ Financial Education Outreach in Spotlight Feb. 7

Nearly 100 Washington high school students will navigate a Financial Reality Fair sponsored by the Northwest Credit Union Foundation during Credit Union Day at the Capitol on Feb. 7. Against that backdrop, a House Education Committee hearing will examine legislation seeking to strengthen the state’s financial education requirements.

Oregon Business Plan Leadership Summit a Chance to Impact Statewide Economic Initiative

The Oregon Business Plan, an effort by the state’s business leaders to create 25,000 new jobs across Oregon each year and raise Oregon’s per capita income above the national average, is hosting a Leadership Summit on Dec. 3 to discuss opportunities and strategies for 2013.

Member & Chapter News

Kitsap CU elects a new board chair, plus an Oregon chapter meeting announcement.

U.S. Government Places Wall Street on Hook for $50 Billion in Corporate CU Losses

Clearly placing the nation’s financial crisis in the laps of Wall Street bankers, The National Credit Union Administration (NCUA) is threatening to sue several investment banks for their role in packaging bonds backed by poor quality mortgage securities.